Overview
  • Location: Bhandardara lake, Akole, Maharashtra
  • Duration: 2 days and 1 night
  • Weather: Pleasant 

Gift yourself with the splendid experience of bhandardara fireflies camping where you witness fireflies and glow-worms roaming endlessly in the pre-monsoon season.

Enjoy Lakeside Tent Camping with locally made food, and experience the rural life. forest patches are also home to fireflies. Fireflies Festival or Kajwa Mahostav or Jugunu festival this monsoon brings you an offbeat and unique weekend getaway. The glo-worms and fireflies wander for mating and lots of fireflies accumulate together on a tree and reflect sparkling lights in the dark nights.

This beautiful phenomenon make the dense forests glow wonderfully even in the darkest night. On availing the bhandardara fireflies camping, you can be a part of this wonderful experience. Besides, grab some mouthwatering meals in the form of breakfast and dinner along with comfortable tented accommodation on sharing basis.

Not just witnessing the unique activity, but you can also take part in a few games and head out for a short night trail in the jungle in search of Fireflies' activity. Make the bhandardara fireflies camping more memorable with stargazing as well in the night, followed by watching the sunrise before you check-out of the campsite.


Cost for Trek

  • Cost with transport: Rs. 2600/- per person. (Mumbai To Mumbai AC Bus)
  • Cost without transport: Rs. 1600/- per person.

Includes

  • Travelling from Mumbai to Mumbai Pvt AC Bus
  • Camping Tents
  • Boat Ride (Depend on Water Level)
  • Meals as mentioned below.
    • Day 1 - 1 Evening Snacks, BBQ, Dinner
    • Day 2 - 1 Breakfast

Dates:

  • 25-26 May 2024 (Last 12 seats)

  • 01-02 June 2024 

  • 08-09 June 2024 

For Details/Bookings Drop Whatsapp: +91 7666606704 / 7021945522

1 Night 2 Days 01 Jun and 08 Jun Bhandardara, Maharashtra
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • Fireflies Festival
  • Best location in Bhandardara for Camping
  • Spend a fun day in the outdoors surrounded by lush nature.
  • Camp in front of Lake
  • Away from the chaos and crowd 
  • Comfortable Tents with the best view of the lake
  • Fun Boat Ride (To & Fro to the campsite)
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Itinerary

Day 01: 

You can board our private AC bus from your nearest pickup point. (Mumbai to Mumbai)

Bus timings are shared below for convenience:

  • 09:00 AM: Borivali SGNP Gate
  • 09:10 AM: Samta Nagar, Kandivali
  • 09:20 AM: Oberoi Mall, Goregaon
  • 09:30 AM: Hanuman Nagar Bus Stop,  Andheri
  • 09:50 AM: Kalanagar Bus Stop, Bandra 
  • 10:00 AM: Sion Circle
  • 10:10 AM: Amar Mahal Junction, Chembur
  • 10:15 AM: Nalanda Bus Stop, Ghatkopar 
  • 10:20 AM: Bhandup Pumping Station Bus Stop
  • 10:30 AM: Teen Hath Naka, Thane 

01:40 PM: Have Lunch on the way (MCD)

05:00 PM: Reach Campsite. Briefing and introduction session with tent allotment 

05:30 PM: Evening snacks, Enjoy Lakeside View, Sunset

07:00 PM: BBQ, Enjoy Music and Dance 

09:30 PM: Have Dinner and enjoy a Beautiful view of fireflies at the campsite. 

10:30 PM: Enjoy an overnight camping stay with Music and a bonfire under the sky full of stars.


Day 02: Sunday,

  • 06:00 AM: Wake up call, get freshen up, enjoy the sunrise view, and do photography.
  • 08:30 AM: Have breakfast.
  • 09:30 AM: Start return journey to Mumbai
  • 04:00 PM: Reach Mumbai. 

WITHOUT TRANSPORTATION-

Day 1, Saturday

  • 04:30 PM: Reach campsite. Briefing and introduction session with Tent allotment.
  • 05:00 PM: Evening snacks
  • 07:00 PM: BBQ
  • 07:30 PM: Enjoy music and dance
  • 09:30 PM: Have Dinner and enjoy spotting fireflies with a group
  • 10:30 PM: Enjoy an overnight camping stay with group fun activities and a bonfire. 

Day 2, Sunday

  • 06:00 AM: Wake up call, get freshen up, enjoy the sunrise view, and do photography.
  • 08:30 AM: Have breakfast.
  • 11:00 AM: check out

How to Register:

Step -1: - Send your money to the following account ---

√ Payment details:

NOTE:

  1. While online transfer, please provide your name in the notes section.
  2. Once payment is done, please send an email to [email protected] with transaction id, name, and Mobile No.

You can make payments using any of the following modes

  • UPI – 7666606704@kotak
  • Google Pay (Tez) – 7666606704
  • PhonePay - 7666606704

NEFT – Deposit the Amount into the Following Account:

  • Name: SAHYADRI RANGERS TREKS AND TOURS
  • A/c type: Current account
  • Bank: Yes Bank
  • Branch: Goregaon
  • A/C no.: 100263400000762
  • IFSC: YESB0001002

Step-2: After payment, you will be requested to fill up the Mandatory disclaimer form online where you have to fill in relevant details including full address.

Step -3: Now your participation is confirmed & Organizer will create a WhatsApp group on the day of the event for coordination, We will coordinate through SMS/ Call if the participant is not available in WhatsApp.

For Details/Bookings Drop Whatsapp: +91 7666606704 / 7021945522


Important Note:

  1. In case it's starting to rain, we assure you to provide you with a common hall of the villager's home, where you can sit or sleep. The hall will be accommodating 40-50 people, it won't be convenient but that's the best possible solution to the situation.
  2. Also this is Camping event so Music is allowed till 03.00 AM.

Things to Carry:

  • Portable Speaker 
  • Identity proof. 
  • Sweater, jacket. It will be cold, trust us!! 
  • Bottle of water
  • Some ready to eat food - Cakes, Biscuits, Chips, etc.
  • Enerzal, ORS or Glucon D if you need. 
  • Medicine those if you require usually. 
  • Comfortable Shoes 
  • Camera of course if you have, because who doesn't love to take home photo memories. 
  • Power Bank

Cancellation and Refund applicable on the whole tour cost:

  • If cancellation is done prior to 15 days of outing 95% will be refunded.
  • If cancellation is done prior to 10 days of outing, 70% will be refunded.
  • If cancellation is done prior to 5 days of outing, 40% will be refunded.
  • If done prior to 2 days of outing 10% will be refunded
  • Above and after no refund will be provided.

QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE :

Q: We are a group of odd people. Will we have to share tents with other groups?

The tents are by default given on twin sharing basis. In case, you are a group of odd people (3,5,7,9), the last tent would be on a single sharing basis. We won't make you share with random strangers.

Q: Is a washroom available at the campsite?

Washroom facilities (common) are available at the campsite during the stay.

Q: What is the tentative food menu?

  • Evening Snacks - Maggie 
  • BBQ (Veg) - Paneer Barbecue (180-200 grams)
  • BBQ (Non-Veg) - Chicken Barbecue (180-200 grams)
  • Dinner (Veg) - Dry sabzi, gravy sabzi, dal fry, rice, bhakri/roti, papad, salad
  • Dinner (Non-Veg) - Chicken handi, rice, bhakri/roti, papad, salad
  • Breakfast - Kanda Poha with tea

Q: Is Jain food available?

Yes, Jain food is available but needs to be informed beforehand.

Q: Is drinking allowed During Camping?

We does not restrict smoking & drinking. You can carry your own alcohol and consume it at the campsite.


Note:

  • If you wish to apply for being part of our group during Fireflies Festival, you need to "Read" and "Understand" the Details, FAQ's, Inclusions, Important Note, About-us, etc... 
  • Do not book this event if the details mentioned are not agreeable to you, or if you do not have time to read and be aware of what you are signing up for.
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Travel from Mumbai To Mumbai in AC Bus
  • Meals: Day 1 Evening Snacks + Dinner + BBQ, Day 2 Breakfast
  • Stay: Tent camping stay (Triple or Double Sharing)
  • Activities: Bonfire, Music System, and Outdoor Games
  • Fireflies spotting 
  • Guide Charges.
  • Entry Charges.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Meals during travel
  • Packaged water/ Beverages
  • Personal expenses/tips
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Medical hospitalization, evacuation, and related expenses
  • Any item not covered under Inclusions
Pickup point
Directions.
Bhandardara, Maharashtra, India View on Map